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Holsworthy holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

M274 - Parnacott

from £184 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

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from £184 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 197271

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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

2 miles seaward of Holsworthy and 7 miles from Bude

is Parnacott House, a beautiful, mainly Georgian house (some

parts 17th cent.), Grade II listed and in the same family since 1580. 

Pepys, Creed, Dryden and John Graves Simcoe, founder of modern Ontario, were

ancestors of the current owners. The house is set in 12 acres of

beautiful gardens and grounds surrounded by fields, rich in lawns, Victorian

rhododendrons, flowers, shrubs, lots of mature trees and plentiful wildlife,

especially birds. Parnacott has a wedding licence and you can pitch a

marquee on site by prior arrangement (please ask us).This is a superb, extremely comfortable and homely house

with excellent furniture, family memorabilia and portraits. Big, square, high

rooms with large windows, beautifully decorated and furnished, with flowers

from the garden and other personal and many hand-made touches.Hall, off which a sunny, peaceful, comfortable drawing room

with open fire and a formal dining room. Both rooms have big windows

overlooking the garden. Children's room with sofas, TV/DVD/video, PlayStation 2,

Wii, toys, dressing-up boxes, puppet theatre, doll's house and half-sized pool

table. Well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer,

larder fridge, electric range-style cooker) and a pretty breakfast/sitting room

with woodburner and TV/DVD.  The ground-floor wing has two bedrooms sharing a

shower-room (suite) – a sunny, small double (footboard) and (low step) a twin

(TV). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer,

sink).Upstairs, five more

bedrooms:- The master double (5' four-poster bed),

beautifully spacious and comfy with hand-embroidered linen, mahogany furniture,

washbasin and south-facing views over the gardens- A twin (linkable to 6' double,

washbasin), equally beautiful, also south-facing, overlooking the garden- A double (5' bed), with pretty 17th cent.

design with 2 steps down to en suite bathroom (suite, bidet)- A pretty blue twin (washbasin), partly

wood-panelled, with connecting door (lockable) to - Another pretty twin (washbasin)Bathroom (suite

with separate power-shower) and separate shower-room (suite, power-shower).Outside, table tennis

in an open-sided barn and lots of outdoor space for playing.Barbecue, croquet,

boules, badminton, quoits, soft ball, swing, sandpit and ride-on toys for

little children are all provided.Bicycles can be

hired in Bude (9 miles); surfing lessons; riding stables locally; clay pigeon

shooting available locally, by prior arrangement.



using fresh, locally sourced produce available. Daily domestic help,

baby-sitting and dog-sitting available (extra). Damages Deposit £400. Arrival after 4.30pm. Altogether, a peaceful, elegant, gentle place with friendly owners, there if you require help, otherwise unobtrusive. They live in a lovely cottage adjoining the house with its own walled garden. Only 20 minute drive to the South West Coast Path and beautiful surf beaches (bodyboards, buckets/spades provided).     

Size Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (8)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 5 star.

The Devon region

North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs' backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton's wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country's best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.

The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow's good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point's lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon's least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.


Holsworthy: main town of this sparsely-populated, unspoilt farming area: small but important, down-to-earth yet lively with good market, attractive square, shops, pubs. Golf course and leisure centre (indoor swimming pool). Fishing, sailing, windsurfing on Tamar Lakes, 4½ miles; river fishing not far. Sea/sand/surf/tennis/golf/walking at Bude, 9 miles.

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    Calendar last updated:05 Oct 2015

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